Farm-to-Table for to Low-Income Residents
Do you like to garden? Want to help cultivate farm-fresh foods for low-income residents? Volunteer between late May and late September!
Little is more important to the health of families than eating fresh, unprocessed foods. We have incredible resources in Northfield, but many families can’t afford locally grown foods or don’t have ready access to them.
So, the Northfield Area United Way is launching a volunteer program with Seeds Farm on the southern edge of Northfield. Seeds Farm is able to subsidize farm shares through a program called ‘worker share’ where devoted volunteers help out on the farm. As a volunteer farmer, you help keep the cost of food down. Once harvested, the food is distributed in farmers markets near low-income neighborhoods as part of Growing Up Healthy’s Martes en el Parque (Tuesdays in the Park) program, pictured. Volunteers are asked to commit 3 hours a week, for 3 weeks (or more) — 9 hours total — plus a training session in early May.
Please let the Northfield Area United Way know if you are interested in volunteering, today! Contact Elizabeth Child, firstname.lastname@example.org.